External hard-drive formatting questions
I run Logic 9 on OS X 10.6.8. I have a 2-yr old 500GB G-Drive for all Logic/Reason files etc. It's a great little drive, but I have been getting "disk too slow" a lot, so I have bought a new 3TB G-drive - literally today! Having re-formatted the 3GB as "Extended" I now have discovered my 500Gb was "Extended (Journaled)", which may explain it's "Disk too slow".
However, the 3GB is unbelievably slow on doing anything like copying, changing folder names, 'Get Info' etc .. is that because it is "Extended"? A quick low grade test I did recording some beats with 32bit Logic & Reason worked OK.
I wish to wipe the old 500 and use it for back-up, and have the new 3GB for recording.
Would it be a suggestion (is it possible?) to partition the 3GB and have 1TB "Extended" for recording to disk/current Logic files/Reason files etc, and then the remainder as "Journaled" to store completed files, bounces, finished projects etc?
"Extended" makes life very difficult for transferring whole folders; it misreads and throws up errors. Is this normal?
Hope you can help before I start transferring and losing files!